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Caption: This composite image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in November 2015 visualises infrared radiation from Saturn's moon Titan. Infrared light can penetrate its hazy atmosphere and reveal some of its surface features. During its decent to the surface, the piggy-backed ESA lander Huygens discovered lakes made of liquid hydrocarbons.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho Credit Link
Related glossary terms: Moons , Titan
Categories: Solar System

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Caption: هذه الصورة المركبة التي التقطتها مركبة الفضاء كاسيني التابعة لناسا في نوفمبر 2015 وتصور قمر كوكب زحل تيتان فى نطاق الأشعة تحت الحمراء.
حيث تمكن ضوء الأشعة تحت الحمراء أن يخترق الغلاف الجوي للتيتان والكشف عن بعض خصائص سطحه. وخلال هبوط كاسينى على السطح ، اكتشفت المركبة بحيرات مصنوعة من الهيدروكربونات السائلة.
Credit: ناسا / مختبر الدفع النفاث / جامعة أريزونا / جامعة أيداهو
Related glossary terms: Moons , Titan
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Somaya Saad
Caption reviewers: Ahmed Abulwfa

Caption: Cette image composite prise par la sonde Cassini de la NASA en novembre 2015 visualise le rayonnement infrarouge de Titan, satellite de Saturne. La lumière infrarouge peut pénétrer son atmosphère brumeuse et révéler certaines structures de sa surface. Lors de sa descente, l'atterrisseur Huygens de l'ESA a découvert des lacs constitués d'hydrocarbures liquides.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Université d'Arizona/Université d'Idaho
Related glossary terms: Moons , Titan
Caption translation status: Not yet approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Gilles Remy

Caption: Questa immagine composita, scattata dalla sonda Cassini della NASA nel novembre 2015, visualizza la radiazione infrarossa della luna di Saturno Titano. La luce infrarossa penetra attraverso la sua atmosfera nebulosa e riesce a svelare alcune particolarità della sua superficie. Durante la sua discesa verso la superficie, il lander Huygens ESA, trasportato dalla sonda Cassini, ha scoperto laghi composti di idrocarburi liquidi.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Università dell'Arizona/Università dell'Idaho
Related glossary terms: Lune , Titano
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Giuliana Giobbi
Caption reviewers: Rosa Valiante, Rodolfo Canestrari